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The Energy Saving Trust (EST) provides a range of resources to help your organisation reduce carbon dioxide emissions. EST is working with partners to deliver the Plugged in Fleets Initiative. 20 organisations across the country will receive tailored strategic plans on how they can incorporate EVs into their fleets.
Citroën’s diesel-powered sub compact van, the Nemo, is converted to battery power by Nicholson McLaren Engines, using a drivetrain — which includes regenerative braking — developed by the Electric Vehicles Company of Guernsey. Retaining the original van’s 2.5cu m of load space it’s capable of transporting 450kg of cargo, as well as the driver and passenger, for up to 80 miles on a full charge. It’s exempt from VED and the London Congestion Charge.
The 100% electric iOn will weave effortlessly though the London traffic as it makes its way to the Bridgestone Eco-Rally finish line on The Mall. It can be hired through the Mu by Peugeot mobility service or an “all-inclusive” four year, 40,000 mile lease contract costing £415 per month excl VAT. The contract includes servicing and maintenance as well as warranty cover for the vehicle, battery and electric power train for the period of the lease. Average running costs are estimated at £2.50 per 120 miles, making the energy bill of the iOn unbeatable regardless of how it is recharged.
The Nissan LEAF has broken new ground by becomng the first 100% electric vehicle to win the prestigious World Car of the Year Award. It is the world's first affordable mass-market, all-electric vehicle for the global market and has also been voted European Car of the Year.
Designed for urban use, the award-winning Peugeot Bipper is the most compact of all the Peugeot utility vehicles, and of all current vans. Clever, compact and frugal it delivers 65.6mpg and has an auto stop/start system meaning zero emissions when idling at a standstill in traffic.
Since 2005 Oxford City council has had a Climate Change Action Plan and are committed to transforming Oxford into a sustainable city. The council has signed up to the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change and council buildings are now on a green electricity tariff. The council have also been investigating community-scale wind energy developments on council owned land.
For the fourth year in succession, the 2009 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) has ranked the BMW Group as the most sustainable car company in the world. The company offers the most efficient cars in the premium segment courtesy of EfficientDynamics technologies.
Bridgestone is calling on UK primary school children to design a futuristic vehicle that is green and innovative. The winning entry will be professionally rendered and displayed at the 2011 Bridgestone Eco Rally.
ECO2 Transport's film-crew used an award-winning BMW Streetcar to take part in the 2010 Eco-Rally. If you missed this opportunity to see the best green transport solutions in action, then click here for your FREE ticket to the forthcoming #ECO 2 #TRANSPORT show at Earl's Court this November (16th, 17th & 18th).